Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The best natural eyeliner I've tried
I purchased this eyeliner in midnight gray and was expecting it to look like slate (not my preference). But to my surprise, the color turned out to be a beautiful soft matte black. The eyeliner was smooth and easy to apply. I have very oily skin and hooded eyelids, and the eyeliner smudged only a little at the corners of my eyes after several hours of errands today. In my book, this is a win because I almost always develop raccoon eyes with other natural eyeliners, which are often much more expensive. Overall good staying power, so I'm looking forward to buying more colors. Please add purple, blue, green, and gold to this eyeliner collection!
Most Helpful Critical Review Smooth and easy to apply
When I first put this eyeliner on I absolutely loved it. It goes on smooth and not waxy or hard. My biggest issue with it is that it tends to run on me. I am one that usually puts a liquid on underneath but like the matte look of the pencil so I run it over and in that way it works well, however, the first few times I tried this by itself (because would be so much easier not to do both) and I found that it ran into creases like many others I have tried.
Reviewed by 79 customers Burns my eyes
ShortStuff310 from New River, AZ
I thought it's easy to apply and had no issue with smudging unlike what some comments said. I had no problem with it not gliding on smoothly. However, I like to apply liner under the lashes and this one burns my eyes. Having a hard time finding a clean makeup liner that doesn't burn my eyes. I will say it does not burn all day just a couple minutes after applying and my eyes water a little. It looks good for a natural make up look. I'll keep searching though for one that doesn't burn my eyes.
Smooth, Glidy and Pigmented!
Tired but Happy from CA
I purchased this in gray a couple of years ago and it's still going strong (should probably replace, hehe). It does not tug at my eye and the pigment is a very nice and noticeable pewter gray. My favorite use for it is as a base for colorful eyeshadow that I apply with an eyeliner brush as a liner. The color pops without being dulled by a darker color like black or brown, and stays put!
Tanamarin from Juneau, AK
It goes on like a dream, but doesn't stay put. Even when I'm very careful not to touch my eyes, I still end up looking like a raccoon as it smudges all around my eyelids, lashes and surrounding area.
Natural Looking, Easy to Apply
Daisy2020 from Pennsylvania
This pencil is my favorite eyeliner right now! It's a nice light brown with shimmer. It looks natural, and is much more subtle than black eyeliner on me (for reference, I have dark brown eyes, light/medium light skin and dark hair). I recommend the pencil version for people like me who infrequently wear makeup (and aren't as confident applying it!). I am able to create a nice smooth line much easier than with liquid eyeliners I tried.
I bought a cheap drugstore sharpener and the pencil sharpens nicely with it.
Love this product! Maybe Burt's Bees will develop a purple shade for us?? :)
Smudges a lot.
dearkarina from UT
I wish it were more precise. The texture doesn't work for other than a smokey eye, which I rarely like on myself. Quite disappointing, but please keep trying to improve the formula, or supply an alternative one that does a good low-key 50's upper eyelid line or an exact cat-eye effect.
Great for sensitive eyes!
MA MOM from WOR., MA
I have sensitive eyes and cannot wear many crayon type eyeliners. They all irritate my eyes. Even the sensitive brands like Clinique. I have to stick to the pencil eyeliners. This Burts Bees is the best I've ever tried in the last 20years! Doesn't irritate my eyes at all and doesn't run. Please make more colors! I love this eyeliner!!!
Doesn't come off until I remove it!
Application Allie from Winter Park, FL
I love this eyeliner. I bought it is Gray and it looks great, its like a charcoal/soft matte black color and it goes great with my Amber eyes. It does smudge just a bit underneath my eyes which is why I only gave it 4 stars, but it doesn't come off until I remove it. I can wear it 16+ hours a day and it will still be right where I applied it which is wonderful. I love Burt's Bees makeup!
I love this pencil, super gentle on crepey skin
Natashalicious from CA
I use this everyday. I'm really changing my products to more natural/organic so this pencil is one of those items. I use the brown pencil to line around my eyes and the black Burt's Bees eye pencil to accentuate the upper lid inside the water line. Lasts through a tough weight lifting workout.
Great eyeliner for sensitive eyes
Echo79 from Fort Myers, Florida
I purchased the shade warm brown. It applied very smoothly and the pencil itself was very soft and not harsh at all on my eyelid. If you want to smudge it to achieve your look, you have to do it very quickly right after applying as it dries very quickly. Smudge resistant like the description says, but this product also comes off with plain water very easily. Re-application is probably necessary if you have watery eyes. Use with a primer for best results.
Found my new favorite eyeliner
Kimmy 51 from Lewisburg Pennsylvania
I really like this eyeliner because it goes on really smooth and it does not irritate my eyes especially when wearing my contacts. Bonus it's all natural and from a cruelty-free company which is very important to me. In photo midnight gray eyeliner with Burt's Bees nourishing mascara classic black.
kris from Geneva il
I like the color but it's runs by the end of the day. it's not something I usually have issues with but this one does
alis from Dallas, TX
This is a smooth, lovely eyeliner! I would love it so much it it were available in purple as well...
Just ok quality with a nice color
Shelby from Phoenix, AZ
Smudgy but the color is indeed nice for blue or light eyes. I don't think I'll buy again but I'm not returning it either.
Best eye pencil ever
Maria7 from New Jersey
I have blue eyes and the grey color of the pencil suits them like nothing else before. It makes my eyes pop up but without being overwhelming. It is easy to apply and doesn't smudge easily. The only problem I have had is with sharpening it
Lilireno from NY, NY
This is my first natural-type eyeliner, and I'll be using this from now on. It is as advertised not 100% smudge-proof, as it did smudge and fade a bit after a bike ride, but that is a trade-off I'm willing to make for a natural product. Soft black is indeed soft and maybe even brownish-black under some lights. It's easy to apply and fix mistakes. It works best over a primer.
Not for sensitive skin
samjay from undisclosed
Within 2 weeks of using this, twice I had small pimple like blemishes occur on my waterline, more on the inside of my lid. I have never had that happen, and after I stopped using, it has not happened again. I do not use eyeliner on my waterline. As an eyeliner, it went on well and looked good, but disappeared by the end of the work day.
Ultimate Pencil Eyeliner ever!
Sophie SJ from Fort Lee, NJ
I love pencil type of eyeliner for its soft and natural line than liquid type. But I failed on my eye with literally most pencil eyeliners from super expensive one to drug store item. I'm Asian and I have less fat on my eye lids but obviously hooded as typical Asian so every time when I tried with pencil eyeliner I became gross-smudged black gradation around my eyes even with primer, base, shadow, etc. So I had a same doubt about this item but I just bought it for test since it is not expensive and I test on my 100% bare face without any primer, foundation, shadow, etc and wait for 7 hours. Wow, the result is unexpected and amazing! Of course there's minor gradation of smudged but it's totally fine and in fact there is NO 100%-free-smudge pencil. Since this test was on the pure bare face I can expect almost perfect look with full make-up with primer, base, shadows. This is the perfect pencil eyeliner with reasonable price and 100% natural ingredients even!
Jaye from USA
For me this eyeliner didn't really work. When your eyes are open it smudges super easily to the skin right above it. The pencil also splintered a lot when I tried to sharpen it. I'm a huge Burt's Bees fan so I was disappointed, but I won't be buying this again. (btw I had the grey shade).
Makes my eyes stand out
sunnyoutdoors from Boston, MA
I am very pleased with this natural eyeliner, which I bought in Soft Black. In the past I wore green or purple liner because they look nice with hazel eyes, but I wanted to try a neutral this time. I was worried that black would look too dark and harsh, but my lashes and brows are black, so I tried it. This black is soft and flattering; I love the way it looks.
Want To Love it!!!!
frequent shopper from undisclosed
I was so excited to see you offered this in a charcoal colors and I love that it has l these wonderful natural ingredients. Unfortunately, I cannot use this product. For some reason, it drys my eyes out and I never have dry eyes. Every time I use this, my eyes feel dry and I have tested it multiple times over months during every type of weather. I don't understand why this happens but I will say this is the first natural eyeliner I have purchased so maybe that is the way they are. Its not for me which is unfortunate.
Finally, I found my new favorite eyeliner
Marisa from Cerritos
I completely love this eyeliner!! I finally found an eyeliner that doesn't irritate my eyes. It glides on very well and am also happy with the colors. I bought both black and brown. So happy I got these on sale and would definitely repurchase and recommend!
Hallo from undisclosed
The feel of the eyeliner is fine, but I don't get as much coverage as I thought I would get. It takes more strokes than what I do for my old eyeliner pencil from Revlon. I like how this is more natural, but I can't use it for a quick makeup.
KC24 from Wakefield, KS
My eyes are very sensitive so I was a little hesitant on buying and using this but OMG was it amazing. The first application I was so impressed and happy to finally find an eyeliner that didn't irritate my eyes. I have used this for about two years now and absolutely will not wear anything else. I was also super excited to see Burts bees first come out with makeup products.
Easy to apply, gorgeous colors
Rachel from New York
I love this eyeliner, especially in the grey and brown colors. I have green-blue eyes and the grey and brown colors are not too harsh for everyday wear. Sometimes, a really dark black eyeliner can look harsh on lighter eyes. The midnight grey is a particularly unique and pretty color. These glide on smoothly and last fairly well, especially considering they are a natural makeup option.
The perfect eyeliner for sensitive eyes
Lydia1980 from undisclosed
After struggling with everything out there and almost giving up on eyeliner all together this eyeliner is a miracle. I have had allergic reactions to clinique and so may other high end cosmetics. Also I was looking for a lighter brown. Brown is always to dark. This was a beautiful warm Suttle brown that made my eyes pop and absolutely zero irritated. It actually soothed my irritate eyes from a previous reaction. Please don't ever discontinue this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️